Nora Delzelle Author Bio:
When she was growing up in the 1970’s, Nora Delzelle felt like the only girl who loved science fiction and fantasy novels. Some of her most cherished childhood memories happened at the local library, discovering those adventure stories. That love of science and adventure eventually led to a fulfilling career, and as time went on she was inspired to tell her own stories. Death Mask is her exciting debut novel in a series about cursed antiquities. Ms. Delzelle has been an avid white-water rafter, a movie extra, a scientist, and now an author.
What inspires you to write?
For writing inspiration I am often inspired by things that have really happened to me, and then I put a sci-fi twist to it. My first book was inspired by an actual Egyptian funerary mask I found on eBay and asked myself “What if?”
Tell us about your writing process.
I am definitely an outliner type of writer. I already have outline for my follow-up book. I don’t use any sort of formal outline software. I make notes of my research and story on my notes app.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I do talk out loud to my characters as I’m puzzling out their dialog. Sometimes I even ask them how they would react to a given situation.
Who are your favorite authors?
This is such a hard question because there are so many great authors out there. I loved Bradbury, Asimov, and Herbert as a kid. I also enjoy Sarah Maas and Holly Black now.
What genres do you write?
I currently am focused on fantasy genre with sci-fi elements.
How did you choose the genre(s) you write?
I decided I would start writing in my favorite genre (fantasy). I love other genre’s too, such as mystery and romance. I may try those genres at some point. I also love sci-fi, so eventually I may have a more focused science fiction book.
What three things are on your writing desk at any given moment?
Well if I had a formal writing desk, I’d have a picture of my daughter, definitely. I might have a battered hard copy dictionary, because I’m often looking up words and meanings. I’d also have a stress ball handy for when I get stuck on a plot point.
What hobbies do you have when you need a break from writing?
I love reading anything I can get my hands on. I also enjoy classic movies (Hitchcock films are my favorite.). I like to hunt for vintage and antique items.
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